About the Pilot
Since 2009, UC has used Apple’s Podcast Producer system for lecture capture. Podcast Producer is currently installed in over 80 classrooms across campus (there are also other lecture capture systems on campus - Mediasite, Panopto, etc.). However, Apple has discontinued Podcast Producer.
In preparation for this, a task force of faculty members, IT professionals and administrators was formed in 2012 to evaluate the market and make a recommendation on a new lecture capture system. The task force identified a system that could replace Podcast Producer and serve as the standardized lecture capture system for the entire university community. Echo360 emerged as the recommended system based on cost, features, Blackboard integration and potential impact on learning. More recently, UC's eLearning Committee validated the work of the task force and made a formal recommendation to the IT Council that we move forward with a 12 month pilot to take place during the 2014-2015 academic year.